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Stone setting is central to jewelry making and this 3 day workshop covers 3 popular styles in one live online zoom course: tube, flush and prong setting. Although they look like completely different settings, they actually share a lot in common.
Tube and flush settings both offer the color and beauty of stones to accent your jewelry designs. They’re perfect for small stones - 4mm or less. Tube settings are small stepped bezels made from tubing, perfect for cabochons or faceted stones. Students will make tube settings from scratch from tubing and solder them into a teardrop pendant.
Flush settings set the stones into the surface of your metal, and bring a sophisticated, modern beauty to jewelry with their slim burnished edges. The project for this setting is a sterling ring.
Prong settings are common for setting cabochons and faceted stones. Students will work with prong settings in basket and crown styles. Modifying the prongs for setting will be covered. The settings can be used for a lovely pair of earrings, a pendant or ring.
All three settings are made using burs, to create the seats for the stones, which makes them a perfect suite for practice. Make 3 beautiful projects and polish your settings during class.
This class meets weekly, 1 day a week, from 10-12:30 pm and 2:30-5pm, with a 2 hour lunch break.
• Tube setting
• Flush setting
• Basket and crown prong setting
• Proper use of setting burs
• Soldering in settings
Check out our free videos on how to set up to solder at home and how to use a home friendly butane torch to solder.
It’s not just a recording. You can ask questions live with your instructor.
With our live online class format, students can talk with the instructor, ask questions and get help.
A kit of materials and stones is included with this class. Registered students receive a class kit by mail, shipped to the address used for registration. Please be sure to contact us at the time of registration with any updates re: where you want your kit shipped. The kit includes your metal and practice stones to make the practice projects.
A full color handout is included with the class. Create your own workbook with the beautiful handout that is downloadable for this workshop. Handouts include instructions for techniques and projects, reference charts and lots of information to support your learning.
About Our Interactive Online Classes
This class is online and uses the Zoom app/website. Through Zoom, you’ll be able to see demos and follow instructions, ask questions and interact with your instructor. Zoom is easy to use and free for students to use for class, and works on most devices, like phones (iPhone, Android, etc), tablets (iPads, etc), and computers (Mac or PC).
Your instructor is also available during free Zoom office hours for questions and help.
Each class is also recorded and available for students to watch later, to review instructions or in case you missed a class.
Students work at home or in their studio. All of our recommended tools and the kit materials are chosen to be home studio friendly.
Tools for this Class
This is a list of tools you’ll need to practice the techniques shown in class. A list of the specific models of tools with links to recommended suppliers for the best prices will be sent to you after registration If you have questions about the tool list, please contact us. In addition to these tools, you’ll need some of the basic jewelry tools from Jewelry 1 - Basics.
Flexible shaft machine with #30 handpiece (a Dremel may be too awkward to use)
Leather scrap or similar pad, 2-3” square
Scriber or a sturdy and sharp sewing needle in a handle
Jewelers loupe 10X magnification
Flux bottle with needle spout
Magnifiers 2, 3, 4 or 5X recommended (in your preferred style, but they must allow you to wear safety glasses, too)
Set of 12 mini files
Chain nose pliers
Round nose pliers
Flat nose pliers
A computer, tablet or smartphone to login into the Zoom class
Students will also need some of their tools from the Jewelry 1 - Basics class
Class policies for refunds, transfers and cancelations.
Basic fabrication skills for precious metals, like successful completion of a basic jewelry fabrication class, like Basic Jewelry 1 (in-person workshop) or Jewelry 1 - Basics (online). These skills include sawing, filing, soldering and finishing.
Location: Silvera Jewelry School, Berkeley, CA